Coronavirus disease 'COVID-19' is a type of coronavirus that caused a global outbreak

Coronavirus disease 'COVID-19' is a type of coronavirus that caused a global outbreak. The disease causes respiratory illness and symptoms include pneumonia and bronchitis. It can be caught from viral particles and be detected through cough, difficulties to breath and fever. These symptoms can appear as far as 14 days after exposure.

It was first reported to the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a pneumonia of unknown cause in Wuhan, China on 31 December 2019. Further investigations led WHO to declare a global health emergency on 30th of January 2020. Prime Minister Scott Morrison activated an emergency response plan on 27th February as it entered a pandemic phase. On 12 March 2020 WHO declared COVID-19 a global pandemic.

The outbreak has impacted significant aspects of everyday lives including travel, work, entertainment such as sporting events, concerts and festivals cancelled, education and school closures, economy, financial markets and fears of a recession.

See the site navigation above for important health and safety information to keep you and your family safe. Check this page for latest news updates and breaking headlines on the coronavirus 'COVID-19'. A historical timeline of events can be viewed on the WHO website.

*The information is correct to the best of IATA's knowledge at the time of publication and is being reviewed and updated on an ongoing basis by IATA staff, given the rapidly evolving nature of the international response to the COVID-19 outbreak IATA cannot guarantee its accuracy and can accept no liability for any errors or omissions. IATA reserves the right to add or change information at any time. Links to third party websites of third parties are offered as a courtesy. IATA expresses no opinion on the content of the websites of third parties and does not accept any responsibility for third-party information. You should make your own independent inquiries before relying on any information or materials contained on these pages.

This information is only provided during the COVID-19 crisis as a service to the industry, however user and any other third parties shall not without the prior written permission of IATA: re-sell or otherwise commercialise, make mass, automated or systematic extractions from, or otherwise transfer to any other person or organization, the information contained therein; store any of the information in such a manner that enables such stored information to be retrieved, manually, mechanically or systematically by any user or third party; or include it within, or merge it with, or permit such inclusion in or merge with, another archival or searchable system.

29.9% of the world population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 15.4% is fully vaccinated.

4.43 billion doses have been administered globally, and 39.99 million are now administered each day.

Only 1.1% of people in low-income countries have received at least one dose.

To bring this pandemic to an end, a large share of the world needs to be immune to the virus. The safest way to achieve this is with a vaccine. Vaccines are a technology that humanity has often relied on in the past to bring down the death toll of infectious diseases.

Within less than 12 months after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, several research teams rose to the challenge and developed vaccines that protect from SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Now the challenge is to make these vaccines available to people around the world. It will be key that people in all countries — not just in rich countries — receive the required protection. To track this effort we at Our World in Data are building the international COVID-19 vaccination dataset that we make available on this page. It is updated each morning, with the most recent official numbers up to the previous day.

Data sources: at the end of this page you find a detailed list of all our country-specific sources.

Open access: as with all of our data, we are making this dataset openly available, so that everyone can check and use the data that we bring together. You find the vaccination data in our daily-updated repository on GitHub.

Update on coronavirus disease in Indonesia

As of 04 August 2021, the Government of the Republic of Indonesia has reported 3.532.567 persons with confirmed COVID-19. There have been 100.636 deaths related to COVID-19 reported and 2.907.920 patients have recovered from the disease. WHO is working with the Indonesian Government to monitor the situation and prevent further spread of disease.

This page shares information on coronavirus disease and advice for the public on how to keep healthy and prevent the spread of illness in Indonesia.

The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Republic of Indonesia has taken actions to enhance response efforts for COVID-19 in Indonesia, referring to WHO interim guidance on the novel coronavirus. Please see the links below for MoH COVID-19 related information.

Man City can't meet asking price for strikers: Guardiola

​​​​​​Manchester City are being priced out of the market for a new striker to replace Sergio Aguero and may just stick with what they have for the new season, manager Pep Guardiola said.

British media reported City were interested in signing Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane or Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland after Aguero left the Premier League champions at the end of last season to join Barcelona as a free agent.

Kane is valued at over 100 million pounds ($137.99 million), while Haaland has been rated at 150 million pounds.

"At the prices (quoted) we are not going to buy any strikers. It is impossible, we cannot afford it," Guardiola told Catalan network TV3.

Akieme moves from Barça to Almeria

The Rayo Vallecano youth player has moved to LaLiga Smartbank side Almeria after the Andalusian side exercised their right to buy. The left back spent the 2020/21 campaign at the second tier side and will wear the red and white shirt through to 2026.

Atlético announced today that Diego Simeone, whose previous contract was due to expire in 2022 will continue for another two years at the club. The Argentinean, the most successful coach in Atleti's history, has spent almost a decade in charge at the club.

Mourinho puts Pedro on transfer list

Roma boss José Mourinho is sorting out who will form part of his first team squad next season and who will be sold. According to Il Romanista, one of the players who is surplus to requirements is Pedro Rodríguez. The 33-year-old joined Roma last season and despite ongoing injury problems, he managed to finish the campaign with six goals and seven assists in 40 games. But he has been left out of Mou's pre-season squad and joins a number of players on the transfer list, including Nzonzi, Bianda, Coric, Fazio, Santon and Pastore.

United keeping tabs on Joachim Andersen

Manchester United have lined up Olympique Lyon defender Joachim Andersen as an alternative if they fail to land Real Madrid's Raphael Varane. The 25-year-old Denmark international spent last season on loan at Fulham, making 34 appearances.

Mikel San José joins Amorebieta

Basque side Amorebieta, who recently gained promotion to the second tier of Spanish football for the first time in their history, have confirmed the arrival of midfielder Mikel San José. The 32-year-old spent last season with Birmingham City, making 27 appearances in the Championship. His most successful stint was with Athletic Club, with whom he spent 11 seasons.

Olympique Marseille secure Pau López on loan

The Ligue 1 club have acquired the services of the 26-year-old Spanish goalkeeper, who made 34 appearances for Roma last season before suffering a shoulder injury towards the end of the campaign. He joins on a one-year loan deal with Marseille retaining the option to buy him outright in June 2022.

Kiko Casilla set to move on from Leeds?

Leeds goalkeeper Kiko Casilla didn't report for the pre-season last week, sparking suggestions that he could be on his way out of the Premier League side. Marcelo Bielsa favoured French keeper Illan Meslier last season, while Casilla made just 11 appearances in all competitions. The former Real Madrid player has another two years to run on his contract but may be looking to return to Spain.

Australians are buying new cars at almost the same rate as this time last year – to pre-coronavirus levels – as the industry remains hopeful the worst is behind it and there is a clear road ahead.

Official sales figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) show new-car sales in October 2020 were down by just 1.5 percent compared with the same month the previous year, with 81,220 vehicles reported as sold versus 82,456 in October 2019.

Four of the Top 10 brands posted sales increases, as the industry grows optimistic about a market recovery.

Despite the relatively strong performance, it was nevertheless the 31st month in a row of year-on-year decline – the longest continuous slump since the Global Financial Crisis.

It was the weakest October result in 10 years – since 2010 – but it was the third-best monthly result so far this year.

Year-to-date, new-car sales are down by 18.8 percent compared to the first 10 months of 2019, with 726,111 vehicles reported as sold so far in 2020.

The state of Victoria – historically the second-biggest car market – once again recorded the nation’s biggest sales slowdown, with 17,594 new cars reported as sold (versus 24,535 for the same month last year), a decline of 28.3 percent.

However Victorian dealers have reported strong interest after lockdowns eased towards the end of the month, and the early prospects of a recovery in the coming months are good.

By comparison, new-car sales in NSW were up by 6.2 percent, while Queensland was up by 11.7 percent, South Australia was up by 14.5 percent and West Australia was up by 17 percent.

The Northern Territory was up by 27.7 percent due to an increase in mining and tourism business, while the Australian Capital Territory was up by 28.1 percent, as insurance companies continued to replace motor vehicles written off in severe storms earlier this year.

After leading the first six months of this year, the Toyota HiLux ute returned to the top of the monthly sales charts after being beaten by the Toyota RAV4 mid-size SUV and Ford Ranger ute for the past three months in a row.

Another sign the economy is moving again: utes filled three of the Top Six sales spots.

The new Isuzu D-Max ute finished sixth outright – its highest monthly result ever and the first time it has ranked third among its ute peers – behind the Toyota Prado four-wheel-drive in fourth and Toyota Corolla small car in fifth.

The figures show buyers continue to favor utes and SUVs; anecdotal feedback from dealers claim it is because more motorists plan to holiday at home amid international travel restrictions.

Other customers are treating themselves to a fancier car than they would otherwise buy, rather than go on an overseas holiday, say dealers.

“After a very challenging year, we are seeing ‘green shoots’ in the Australian new-vehicle market,” said Tony Weber, the chief executive of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, in a media statement.

Mr. Weber said the results were “welcome news”. “Every state and territory except Victoria and Tasmania have seen significant growth and, given the circumstances, Victoria’s result is seen as encouraging,” he said.

“However, the green shoots that we are seeing in October give us great hope that we may begin to see further recovery during the coming months.”

Mr. Weber said Federal Government initiatives “such as a constructive budget that included the instant asset write off, along with more accessible finance for consumers, is also acting as a welcome stimulus for the industry”.

The type of cars we are buying continues to evolve. SUVs and four-wheel-drives once again represented more than half of new vehicle sales for the month (50.8 percent, after an increase of 6.7 percent) while utes and van accounted for 23.6 percent of total sales (and as a category were up by 11.6 percent).

Passenger car sales, however, shrunk to 21.9 percent of the total market, down 24.5 percent from October 2019.

Market leader Toyota posted a 14.8 percent increase in sales in October 2020 compared to the same month the prior year, reporting 19,505 vehicles as sold after revealing its dealers had written 22,500 orders last month.

Toyota maintained a comfortable lead over second-placed Mazda which also posted a sales gain (of 17.1 percent), however third-place Hyundai was hit hard, down by 20.2 percent compared to the same month last year.

Ford, which was the last number one in Australia in 1997, ranked fourth in October 2020 after posting a 17.4 percent sales increase on the back of good supply of – and orders for – its Ranger ute.

Kia rounded out the Top Five after posting a 4.8 percent increase compared to the same month last year.

Mitsubishi (down by 6.3 percent) retained sixth place for the second month in a row after ranking fifth in August and third on the monthly sales charts in July for only the seventh time in its history.

The luxury-car sector continued to reveal mixed results in October 2020.

Mercedes-Benz made it into the Top 10 for the second month in a row – finishing in 10th in October after ranking ninth in September – despite posting a monthly decline of 11.5 percent.

BMW, which had earlier in the year made a strong showing in the Top 10 after registering a large number of demonstrator models and company cars to boost its numbers, again fell outside the Top 10.

BMW finished October in 13th spot – despite a 3.2 percent sales increase – ahead of MG, Audi, Suzuki, and LDV.

Holden continues to deplete showroom stock, with just 165 vehicles reported as sold (versus 522 in September and 555 in August), as dealerships continue to remove signage ahead of the shutdown of the brand at the end of the year.

Meanwhile, our appetite for US pick-ups continued during the pandemic, and fuel economy was clearly not a factor: Ram outsold Mini and Peugeot.